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Houston-area gang member gets 14 years in slaying (San Antonio, TX): A former gang captain has been sentenced to 14 years in prison over the 2008 drug-related slaying of a prospective member in South Texas.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: October 17, 2014

Man accused of Houston middle school student's murder appears in court (Houston, TX): A man accused in the brutal murder of a middle school student made his first appearance in court Friday morning. Jose Granados-Guevara and two teenagers are accused of killing Jose Meraz in what investigators say was gang-related killing.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: October 17, 2014

Witness links gang to machete slaying of Houston teen (Houston, TX): Two weeks before Jose Meraz's body was discovered in the woods in west Houston, MS-13 gang members met and planned his killing, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 17, 2014

Capital murder trial begins in shooting death of Port Arthur lounge owner (Beaumont, TX): Judge Larry Gist heard testimony from the first witnesses in the capital murder trial of Brandon Dinh Tran — who is charged with the September 2012 shooting death of Hieu Huyen, the 62-year-old owner of Nikki’s Lounge — in the Drug Impact Court in the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex on Tuesday.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: October 14, 2014

Four arrested in alleged gang-related assault in Northeast El Paso (El Paso, TX): Four men face charges in an alleged gang-related assault in Northeast El Paso last month, police said. The El Paso Police Department Gang Unit began an investigation after officers responded to a shots fired call in the 3600 block of Keltner Avenue at 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 6.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 14, 2014

Ex-gang member turns life around, helps those battling addictions (Amarillo, TX): Luis Diaz was a teen when rival gang members in California shot him three times. Now, at 47, he’s bringing faith to the fallen in Amarillo. In the late 1980s, Diaz’s brother was slain in a hail of bullets on a fateful Super Bowl Sunday in Fresno, Calif., but Diaz was able to run away from the deadly melee.
Source: Amarillo Globe-News    Date: October 13, 2014

Operations Ome Ce, Stonegarden: Racketeering investigation 'disrupts' Barrio Azteca gang (El Paso, TX): When El Paso police, state troopers and federal agents carried out a series of raids last month, it was the culmination of a three-year investigation targeting the Barrio Azteca gang, which has been hit with repeated blows using a federal racketeering law created to break the Mafia.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 11, 2014

Man sentenced to 60 years in Aransas Pass teen's death (Corpus Christi, TX): The mother of a man sentenced to 60 years Wednesday for murder said her son is going to prison because gang members threatened to harm her and his brother if he spoke out.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: October 1, 2014

Jury deliberates in Aransas Pass murder trial (Corpus Christi, TX): Attorneys gave final pleas to a jury Tuesday in a murder trial at times emotionally charged by witness' fear of gangs. Jury deliberations will resume 9 a.m. Wednesday in 319th District Judge David Stith's court.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 30, 2014

Gang member sentenced to 262 months for sex trafficking (Dallas, TX): A Dallas gang member was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison Monday for the sex trafficking of children. Keith Williams, 25, also known as "Chucky Blood" and a documented member of the 59 Bounty Hunter Bloods gang in Dallas, pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a child in February 2014.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: September 29, 2014

El Paso police Gang Unit arrests seven in robbery, assault (El Paso, TX): The El Paso police Gang Unit has arrested seven people in connection with a robbery and a beating in the Northeast and Central areas earlier this month, officials said Thursday.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 26, 2014

17-year-old gang solicitor charged (Houston, TX): A simple walk through the Oak Leaf Village Apartments can be a nervous endeavor for parents keeping an eye on their kids. One of them, who asked not to be identified, shared her fears.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: September 26, 2014

Study finds gang life is short-lived (Huntsville, TX): Although membership in a gang often is depicted as a lifelong commitment, the typical gang member joins at age 13 and only stays active for about two years, according to a study at Sam Houston State University.
Source:    Date: September 24, 2014

Lufkin officer takes fight against gangs to middle school (Lufkin, TX): The rising concern over gang activity in Lufkin and Angelina County has prompted one school officer to take a stand and make sure students are not influenced by the area gangs. Middle school officer Ralph Bean first introduced the area to the Gang Education, Resistance, and Training, or the G.R.E.A.T. program, in 1998 after he went to a training program in Celina, Kansas.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: September 23, 2014

APD: Gang Members Resposible For Church Vandalism (Austin, TX): Every inch of Saint John Tabernacle has been turned upside down by vandals. "I don't understand why someone would do that. That's going too far," said neighbor Jacqueline Jones.
Source: KEYE 42 News    Date: September 23, 2014

Police seek gang-affiliated shooting suspects (Waco, TX): Police have identified the victim of a shooting that hospitalized the man Monday night and has left officers searching for several suspects who police say are known gang members.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: September 23, 2014

Family: MS-13 to blame for murder of Aldine ISD student (Aldine, TX): Friends from a murdered teen's soccer league gathered Tuesday evening at a northeast side park to remember him. The body of 14-year-old Jose Meraz was found September 15 in a west Houston field. Since then, friends and relatives have remembered the Stovall Middle School student in many ways.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: September 23, 2014

FBI claims man 'ran El Paso' for Barrio Azteca gang (El Paso, TX): An informant at a high-level gang meeting helped lead to the arrest of a man suspected of being the top Barrio Azteca leader in El Paso, an FBI agent said Monday at a federal detention hearing.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 22, 2014

Dozens of Barrio Azteca gang members in El Paso area arrested, facing numerous state and federal charges (El Paso, TX): At a press conference on Wednesday, state and federal authorities announced they indicted a total of 55 Barrio Azteca gang members and their associates from El Paso and Southern New Mexico, on both state and federal charges, including their alleged involvement in a heroin drug ring.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: September 18, 2014

Woman sought in Fort Worth gang shooting arrested (Fort Worth, TX): A 24-year-old woman who had been eluding capture for weeks in connection with last month’s fatal shooting at an after-hours club has been arrested.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: September 18, 2014

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